• Develop strategies for ensuring success in AQA GCE English Literature A in areas such as comparison, writer’s technique, personal interpretation and using different interpretations effectively
  • Learn the key areas where answers could be stronger, from the 2019 exams, with ways to ensuring high quality answers
  • Develop classroom and revision techniques that make sure that exams are answered to the best possible standards
  • Analysing Shakespeare to A-level standard – key advice and guidance to ensure student progression
  • Poetry – utilising skills across the specification to strengthen student understanding and analysis
  • Novels and plays – themes and characterisation and differences across time
  • Understanding context – ensuring effective independent reading and research for A-level Literature students
  • Making sure that students are making excellent connections and producing high level exam technique
  • Gain an understanding of the Assessment Objectives for AQA GCE English Literature A and the relevant skills needed demonstrate these to the examiner to reach the top grades
  • Examine exemplar work which demonstrates the standard required to reach the top grades across the set texts
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance
  • Two course restaurant lunch
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Guaranteed high quality venues


Paul Dodd

Paul is an experienced English expert who has worked as a teacher for over 20 years and within a major exam board before becoming an independent educational consultant. He was a teacher of English, a Head of Department and a Director of Studies for over twenty years, teaching at schools in the United Kingdom and abroad. He then became Head of English at one of the leading exam boards and was involved in the development of the last two sets of English GCSEs and A Levels with Ofqual and the Department of Education. He is also part of the accreditation panels for a Regulator in English. As a consultant he is widely involved in a range of activities, including the training of teachers in the new specifications both in training courses and with individual Departments. He has authored a whole series of teacher resources such as lesson plans and trial assessments at both GCSE and A Level. He has authored several works on A Level English literary texts ranging from Romantic Poetry to Modern Drama and he examines for two UK exam boards and one international board in A Level English Literature. He is also a Principal Examiner for GCSE English Literature and an Associate University Lecturer in English. At the present time he is heavily involved in supporting teachers in the new English qualifications leading to the first assessments in 2017.

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